We planned 2 relaxing days meandering along and enjoying the abundant sights of the Cabot Trail, but weather forecasts were rather unfavourable, with Saturday being the only nice day. Decision time – do we complete in 1 day or stick to the original plan of 2 days and get wet .
Located in the NE corner of mainland Nova Scotia, Canso is of historic importance and is the location of a Parks Canada National Historic Site. We knew the National Park Site closed at the end of August, and our neighbours at the campground reported Canso to be little more than a run down fishing village, regardless, we decided to take the scenic drive. The drive was scenic, the roads were generally in fairly poor condition and our neighbour’s impression of Canso was accurate, but we had a great time, with the dogs enjoying their time at a beach.
Andy really wanted to check out the maritime heritage in Pictou and the lighthouses enroute, but still feeling the lingering effects of food poisoning, we decided to stay a tad closer to home and check out some of the sights between the campground and Antigonish. Today’s plan included – a scenic drive around a couple of headlands to check out the beaches, browsing through a quilt shop, checking out the “Made in Nova Scotia” souvenir shop and finally groceries and possibly Walmart.